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Old 09-29-2009, 09:52 PM
 
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If you are unconscious, you may have no other choice.

It for situations like this that people are encouraged - strongly, to have someone that you select and have discussed this with, nominated to make such life and death situations - including the decision to keep, or take you off extraordinary means (life supports).

If you are married, then usually, the decision, unless you have instructed otherwise, falls to the spouse.

If you are not married, then usually, the decision falls to either the person you have designated in a living will or the closest next of kin.
I'm going to have to call BS on this one.

I've seen hundreds of emergency obstetrical cases in my line of work. In those rare cases where the mother and baby are equally critical, the medical staff will attempt to save the life of the MOTHER first...unless her condition is futile.
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Old 09-29-2009, 09:57 PM
 
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I'm going to have to call BS on this one.

I've seen hundreds of emergency obstetrical cases in my line of work. In those rare cases where the mother and baby are equally critical, the medical staff will attempt to save the life of the MOTHER first...unless her condition is futile.
Exactly what I thought. They don't just stand around and say "Oh it is not my place to save the mother."

That is what doctors are there for. To save lives. Not stand around calling emergency contacts.

Of course, they will try to save the life of the mother first. She is the breathing person who is here. Not the fetus.

My mother works in a hospital. When someone is brought into the emergency room, they being to work. And I mean FAST. They don't just say "It is not my place."

Sorry Great Day. I think you had a misunderstanding here.
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Old 09-29-2009, 10:32 PM
 
Location: um....guess
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I'm going to have to call BS on this one.

I've seen hundreds of emergency obstetrical cases in my line of work. In those rare cases where the mother and baby are equally critical, the medical staff will attempt to save the life of the MOTHER first...unless her condition is futile.
Well, I'm going to have to think you're right on this one. Whatever the situation was for that other poster, this is the likely outcome. I'm sorry greatday for your situation, but I'm going to go w/this one. It is what I have heard in many cases so I'm going to go w/the most likely one. Not saying that what happened to you wasn't real, but because you're refuting others on it, & based on what I've heard, I'll go w/this one.
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Old 09-30-2009, 06:21 AM
 
Location: Fort Worth Texas
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Maybe the father also does not want the pregnancy to continue?

If you don't see anything more degrading to a woman than that, then you need to get out more.
I really do not see alot more degrading to a woman than having to put her foot is stir ups and kill her child.

what happesn whne the father wants the child?
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Old 09-30-2009, 06:26 AM
 
Location: Bradenton, Florida
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I really do not see alot more degrading to a woman than having to put her foot is stir ups and kill her child.

what happesn whne the father wants the child?
Then he needs to grow his own uterus.
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Old 09-30-2009, 06:33 AM
 
Location: Fort Worth Texas
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The day that men are able to give birth from their nether regions, they can start telling women what we can do with our bodies. I guess women are safe for awhile.
The unborn is not your body it is a separate unique life that you seem to enjoy the right to kill. i feel so sorry for people who are so exuberant in defending their right to kill by hiding behind the its my choice to kill line
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Old 09-30-2009, 06:37 AM
 
Location: Fort Worth Texas
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Then he needs to grow his own uterus.
So you say the father is out of the loop.
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Old 09-30-2009, 06:52 AM
 
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So you say the father is out of the loop.
Yup...sounds unfair? Yup. So?

Life's unfair. It's unfair that only women have to be pregnant...lots of things are unfair.

It isn't the man's body, it is the woman's ...no one should be able to make decisions about it but the woman herself.
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Old 09-30-2009, 06:59 AM
 
Location: Fort Worth Texas
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Yup...sounds unfair? Yup. So?

Life's unfair. It's unfair that only women have to be pregnant...lots of things are unfair.

It isn't the man's body, it is the woman's ...no one should be able to make decisions about it but the woman herself.
So the father has no say in a child.
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Old 09-30-2009, 07:00 AM
 
Location: Fort Worth Texas
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Yup...sounds unfair? Yup. So?

Life's unfair. It's unfair that only women have to be pregnant...lots of things are unfair.

It isn't the man's body, it is the woman's ...no one should be able to make decisions about it but the woman herself.
So the woman has a right to kill.
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